This morning seems a good time to start packing for my trip. Why is it when everything is out of the suitcase it looks impossible for it all to fit in? Although magically it does…I need this evening to finish off my presentation, as I will only have an iPad with me. At the residency there is no WIFI, which limits how I can show my presentation with video. I will be hiring a projector when I am there and it can be connected to the iPad, I just need to buy the adapter for this today from the Apple store. All my t-shirts are now produced and I intend to change them during my artist talk. I want my talk to be part informative part performative. Showing what’s underneath the t-shirt/façade is an action I like to use in my work. My partner designed and printed some business cards, which only cost £10 for 100. I just felt that I needed something small to give to people that had my contact information on and my blog address. Even though I am travelling with a baby I still want to travel as light as possible. Thankfully we can take an extra bag on the plane for baby that means I can get the rest of his bits and pieces in. I am pleased to say that I have been commissioned by PANDA the performing arts network to write a report about the Tampere performance scene (http://www.panda-arts.org.uk). I am really happy to have this support and belief in my project. Producing a report will also be a nice progression in my writing that all started by regularly blogging on a-n (https://www.a-n.co.uk/person/nicola-smith/).